The event provided the opportunity for participants to learn about sustainable living, a chance to meet like minded people across the region and learn about what was happening locally. Many of the participants came to promote their projects, make contacts and socialise with key permaculture players in the south west. There was a fabulous free vegan/vegetarian lunch made on site with home grown produce from the farm accompanied by music from local jazz artists, farm tours and skill sharing sessions delivered by members of the community and local permaculture practitioners.
Participants were given a lively and informative demonstration by Bill Knight about growing shitake and other mushrooms using oak logs. Attendees were able to try their hand at impregnating an oak log and were able to take away their very own toilet roll filled with delicious shitake spores.
Klaudia Van Gool a local permaculture teacher gave a wild food walk identifying edible plants and explaining the medicinal properties of others. The walk resulted in a delicious salad which was shared out between the participants.
Oak Johnson a resident at the community gave a woodland management walk where he explained the woodland planting design used at the farm.
Sean ONeil another community member led an inspiring talk about novel salad growing and wowed us, with all of the weird and wonderful varieties of produce he grows to sell to restaurants across the region.
Other workshops included a talk from the Schumacher college about their up and coming growing projects, a workshop about running diesel vehicles on recycled vegetable oil, a discussion about urban permaculture projects in the South West, a basket making demonstration and an introduction to permaculture talk.
All in all the event was a great achievement with friends met and new skills learnt.
This is a Funded-LAND Event
How many people attended? 45